and he's not a liar. he's a kid. >> reporter: matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> and abc's anchor katie couric is here right now. such a twisted story. after you talked to him, what's the moral of this story? >> reporter: well, i think the moral of the story is that, be careful who you're communicating with online. be skeptical. even cynical, perhaps. i think he sincerely thought he was having a relationship with a woman named lennay kekua, online, on the phone. we saw his phone records, diane. there were multiple calls to this number, where he would stay on the phone for hours. and, so, i -- we also heard voicemails from her, that he had on his phone, that sounded very legitimate. >> and you talked to his parents, as well, and his parents, too, were beguiled by her. had a relationship with her, they thought. >> reporter: it was such an intricate web of lies.